Fall 2005 Distance Education Survey (Student Comments)

 

Question 14:What did you like about the online portion of this course?

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         no real time constraints

         great feedback from the professor and other classmates. More interactive than most classroom discussions.

         The time flexibility was certainly beneficial.

         I liked that I was able to contribute to the class on my own time.

         I loved being able to do the work on my own time.

         It was good for having flexibility of doing my work.

         Flexibility.

         accessibility on my time terms

         I liked that it was completed at my own pace.

         Mr. Gregg was very prompt in answering emails.

         I did not like anything about this course being mostly online.I feel that it was a very bad idea to have this course be an online course.

         Nothing

         The fact that I did not have to actually go to class. It was useful because I was able to complete my assignments before our class day and once I did so I did not have to do anything else with that class.

         Not having a set time to be in class!Not having to get up and get ready to go to class!

         It was easy to follow and I was able to work at my own speed.

         The flexibility

         I think that successful and driven students do well in online courses.I really enjoyed the time away from school.

         It is convenient.

         I didn't have to go to a regularly scheduled class.

         Got to stay at home to do work.

         I liked this class because you always knew what was going on in the class. Everything is set in stone and the instructor is very good at being responsive quickly.

         Nothing

         I liked being able to pull information about the course from the WebCT

         Wellmy answer would be not having to drive all the way to Carrolltonbut all of us in the class had other classes required to come to onthose days any how.

         Flexibility of time

         Feedback and being able to save wasted hours of driving.

         The convenience

         flexibility of completing work

         Online assignments allow me the flexible and time to complete assignments at my convenience. It saves energytimemoneygasand my peace of mind. This is the future

         I really did not like anything about the on-line portion of this course

         Flexibility

         The convenience

         the fact that I could do most of the work from home

         I liked being able to submit assignments when convenient for me. I also liked the chat room for group work.

         I liked being able to complete work at home without commuting to the campus.

         convenient

         Not spending 2+ hours to drive to campus.

         convenience of being at home

         I liked not having to go to class.

         I was on my own pace. AlsoI hate to sit in a lecture hall and have a professor read a power point to me. This eliminated that uncomfortable part of the learning process.

         Very helpful for those with children and jobs. I thought the quizzes were very challenging and enjoyed completing them.

         not driving to class

         Being able to go at my own pace and doing work at my conveniencerather than having to drive to campus on a day that may or may not be convenient for me.

         Being able to complete the assignments online and not having to drive to campus every week.

         save gas, suppress air pollution

          

         flexibility

         It was nice not having to worry about traveling after work.It takes some of the stress away.

         I didn't have to actually report to class on a regular basis.

         I could work on my on time schedule

         I liked the option of having to work on the projects on my computer rather than having to work on the projects in the computer lab.

         The flexibility it provided.Encouraged me to work harder since I did not have a professor present.

         I could do my work at my own pace. I didnít have to sit around listening to instructions about doing projects that I already knew how to do!

         The fact that I was able to work on projects at my convenience

         could do it at your own paste

         I liked the ability to work on assignments after work late at night.

         I liked how we could do things on our own timehoweverI feel that I needed more person to person teaching for this course.

         The fact that I could do the assignments on my own time.

         It was on-line and I didn't have to travel so far to learn and do the work

         It was easier for me to take this class onlinerather than sitting in the classroom. I would have lost interest in the class lecturesetc. because I'm familiar with most of the programs we worked with.

         I was able to choose the time that I did my course work

         I liked that I had a full week to complete the assignments.

         Flexibility

         Being able to access information and do the work on my own schedule. Not having to drive a long distance.

         Flexibility

         I liked being able to do it on my own time.

         Doing it from home.

         The flexibility of the class.I am able to access the class when I have time during the week.

         flexibility

         That we could complete assignments and readings at our own pace.

         It was a great class with great useful projects

         learning to use my computer more efficiently

         Flexibility and opportunities to work at my own pace.

         I am a wife and mother with three children.I teach full time.The online class provided me the flexibility I need to be able to return to school.

         the group work and convenience of working on my own time

         The time flexibility is great.The Prof. added video clips that made me feel connected and were very helpful

         I didn't have to drive.

         Flexible scheduling.The BB is a quick way to share information for group projects

         My group was very much task oriented and very helpful.

         Not having to drive to class. Being able to work on assignments on my own time.

         Convenient.

         The flexibility - I like being able to work on assignments according to my schedule.

          

         Not having to drive.

         Not having to drive the very long distance to campus.

         Being free to work on my assignments and not have weekly busy work.

         Flexibility and not having to travel.

         Online classes avoid conflicts with work and other commitments. I can access the work from anywhere I have www. Access.

         It was self-paced and we had prompt feedback from the instructor.

         The feedback about projects; the comments the instructor gives about improving an assignment; website always functioning correctly

         It allowed me to balance school and work at the same time.

         Not having to drive to class.The flexibility.

         The ability to view items in an organized format at any time.

         I didn't have to travel to class every week

         Ease of completing and handing in assignments.

         We were given the opportunity to meet face-to-face for optional classes for more additional instruction.

         I didn't have to drive.

         posting assignments

         convenience

         There are many advantages to WebCT and the media program has translated many of the courses effectively to online course.

         The flexibility and having the course outlined and at your finger-tips any time you want it.

         I like having the flexibility of being able to work on my classes whenever I want to and not have to drive to Carrollton every week.

         I can do it at my own pace and on my own time

         The smoothness of the coursethe accessibilityand especially not having to travel a long distance late at night

         Working at my own convenience and not having to drive to class.

         I liked working when it was convenient for me. I liked knowing I could contact the professor if I needed to by e-mail. I liked being able to communicate with other class membersand learning from them.I liked seeing my grades postedso I know how I am doing.

         the time flexibility

         The convenience and ease of submitting assignments and I truly am appreciative that I don't have to drive so far so often.

         The Flexibility

         ability to work form home

         It allowed me to maintain my normal job and continue to keep up with my daily activities.

         I enjoyed not having to go to class and being able to do the work at home.

         The ability to learn without having to drive two hours one way and the flexibility of accessing class info at various times.

         I like being able to work at my own pace and being able to maintain my family.

         That I didn't have to drive to Carrollton

         flexibility to work on my own time

         No time is wasted traveling.InsteadI have more time to work on class projects.

         Being able to check emailbb and class updates.

         Easy to communicate with group members about group projects

         Less time spent commutingmore time spent working on projects.

         That the professor's assignments were not as overwhelming and the assignments were balanced and fair.

         It was easy for me to access.

         Constantly updated.

         not coming to class

         Dr. Bennett and Dr. Putney really utilize WebCT effectively. I appreciate the weekly chat line and the ppts. I felt they were very accessible despite the physical distance.

         convenienceflexibility

         The flexibility and having the course content at my finger-tips any time I wanted it.

         I like doing class work when I have the time to do it.

         I could work in my own time frame and did not have to drive as often to the campus.

         Flexibility

         I liked being able to work on assignments when it was convenient for me.Time that might have been used driving to a class was spent actually working and learning. I especially liked learning from others through discussion board assignments.

         Not having to travel!

         ease

         I like the ability to stay at home and discuss topics.

         The ability to work from home and not have to travel.

         Less time commutingmore time working on class work.

         I love the flexibility of doing my work whenever I want to and not having to drive to Carrollton every week.

         I didn't have to drive to campus each week.

         Being able to work at my own pace and still maintain a family

         Not having to drive to campus.

         didn't have to drive

         It was very organized and easy to utilize.

         the flexibility to participate on my own time

         The instructor was very organized and provided examples for us to look at.

         Work is done from home and on own time

         That I only had to drive to campus one time.

         Ease in communication

         The pacing schedule.

         I was able to work from home and on my own time.

         It was so well organized!!!!! I didn't have to guess about what the professor wantedshe even gave us examples!!! She was on top of the game with the online class!!!!

         n/a

         It gave me the flexibility to work when it was convenient

         We did not to participate in online chats for grades.

         It was well organized and the teacher was very accessible.

         Being able to work on assignments at home without having to drive and sit through boring lectures.

         I can access the class requirementsassignments or feedback anytimeanywhere.

         Easy to follow instructor's directionsconvenient to work on my schedule

         I thought the online ppt presentations were great.Dr. McKenzie took a lot of time in setting this up and did a wonderful job.I thought the feedback for our assignments was given asap.

         I enjoyed the taking of photos.

         Ease/flexibility in class communication.

         Optional face to face classes for hands-on problem solving and questions.Flexibility to do class at own pace.

         flexibility to complete projects at my own pace

         the flexibility of working online... at home... during lunch at work... whenever I could find the time.

         I liked the convenience!

         I liked being able to work from home

         it saved me from having to drive so far and it made my time flexible

         Being able to do the work from my house.

         time flexibility

         The convenience and flexibility.

         The instructor was flexible and understanding when difficulties arose.

         That I only had to go to campus one time.

         The flexibility of working from home and not having to travel to the campus.For working professionalsthis ideal.

         Flexibility.Being home with my children while still "attending" class.

         I have a very long drive and couldn't do this degree without on-line classes.

         Freedom to work on assignments at best time for me.

         convenient!

         Not having to drive.

         The freedom to work online at my own pace.

         Working on projects at our own pace and not having to sit through lectures. Plus saving gas money

         Very helpful and easy to participate in the class online.

         Everything

         Can work from home

         communication

         easy access

         I liked being able to do work on my own time with flexible due dates.

         The instructor is always available and supportive.

         Did not have to drive to campus

         I truly like the option of viewing and saving all the work that has been completed during the course by myself and classmates.

         Submitting assignments

         The freedom to complete assignments when I needed to. The open time frame kept my family happy with me as my studied did not take away from my time with them.

         I can still be in touch without driving over an hour commute to West GA.

         Chats posted assignmentsand not having to drive 3.0 hours and use 1/2 tank of gas for 1 class.

         Saving money on gas.

         convenience

         The main positive is that I didn't have to drive an hour to class every week.

         It was easy to access.

         It was more laid backbut there was pressure on you if the computer messed up.

         I could to the class around my schedule

         did not have to go to classcould do the work from home

         It allowed me to learn at my own pacebut still fully understand the content material.I love this class and it was my first online class.

         that I could do it when I had time.

         You could do your assignments when it was convenient to you.

         It allowed me to do the work on my own time which is a good thing because I work full time and go to school full time.

         Not having to physically come to class

         Flexibility

         The ability to do work when it fit into my schedule.

         How organized it was.

         I liked the fact that I could schedule doing my work at any time of the day. It came in handy and I got a better grade in this class due to the fact that I could do the work when it was convenient for me.

         flexibility of time

         I got to work at my own pace and around my schedule.

         did not have to find a babysitter for my children and could keep them on a good schedule.

         live Wimba and discussions sessions

         Being able to complete assignments at my own pace.

         not having to go to class everyday

         The freedom of being able to do the work when it was convenient for me

         it was easy to use

         I could do it on my own time. It was less of a constraint on me to be at a certain place in time for class.

         I was able to complete assignments at my own pace.

         It was flexible and it was my first time doing live

         The Wimba exam review sessions

         n/a

         I am a stay-at-home mom of 2 young children.This is my only option right now.This is my third on-line class and I love this form of learning.It allows me to attend class and still be a Mom to my kids.

         Could stay at home

         I don't have to drive an hour to class.

         I was able to work at home and less travel

         I love Wimba!!!!

         I liked being able to access lectures from my own home.

         flexibility

         I thought it was simple to use and navigate through.

         the ability to work around my personal schedule.

         The flexibility was great.

         Not having to drive to school

         Not having a set meeting time. I was able to complete assignments by given deadlines.

         It cut down on all the driving back and forth to campus.It was more comfortable to be in my own home taking the class.

         This course was educator friendly. It centered aroundteaching information needed by classroom teachers while generating practical lessons for CEC requirements.

         Taped audio sessions I could do on my own time as well as go back and review for exams.

         Could contribute to discussion boards when it was convenient

         I didn't have to drive all the way to campus and could be at home with my children.

         1-Convience2-Recorded Sessions3-Discussion Board

         having the flexibility to go online and learn just as much as I would have in the classroom

         not driving - feeling more comfortable participating in class on-line

         Not having to drive to campus during the increase of gas prices.

         all

         The flexibility.

         I liked to access at all times. I liked that in each section that we could see the names of those in class and we could see who we were talking to. It was nice to be able to give input without having 20 people looking at you.

         I liked that I did not have to drive to Carrollton for every class meeting. It gives me more time to study and work on homework.

         tests having everyone's email address

         Several of the assignments involved using recent information on the internet

         I enjoyed having assignments that I could complete on my own time table.

         the flexibility

         flexibility to complete work

         I liked that we had assignments that included our opinions as well as facts.The criteria are also well set out for the course so students know what is expected.The teacher was also very helpful if you had a question.She gave her phone number and would return calls at an appropriate amount of time.

         checking grades and getting assignments online

         I like how I could complete assignments in the privacy of my own home.

         Not having to make the trip to campus and still learn.

         N/A

         I was able to complete the material on my own time.

         That I had to rely on myself to get things done.

         The convenience of being able to do my work on my own time.

         Do work when I wanted to.

         I could do my work at my own pace.

         that I could do the work at my own pace and we only came to class 4 times

         Convenience

         not having to commute to campus often

         the ease of doing my work at home when I wanted to

         Could go at my own pace but knew when I had to get work into the teacher.

         It was online

         Didn't have to come to campus--saved travel time and money!

         I liked being able to post and respond to discussions on my own time.

         I liked the research/writing component of the course.

         I was able to do my work at anytime and the availability to email professor during the nightrather than wait till class session.

         Flexibility and not having to drive to class at a certain time.

         Meets my schedule better

         the flexibility

         Flexibility of "discussing" to some extent on my own schedule.I feel that I absorb material at a greater depth and retain it better using the asynchronous online instruction format.

         I was not tied to a text book.Enjoyed researching for content.

         Not having to drive to campus.

         Freedom to work through class periods instead of waiting for instructions. The latitude to use the time in usually more constructive pursuits was beneficial in learning the internet.

         flexibilityamount of guidance available (course content section)

         The convenience of being able to work from home and in my own time.I work full-time plusso this is very convenient for me.

         The flexibility of turning in assignments.

         Convenience

         Working anytime during the day

         flexibility

         the convenience I am more comfortable communicating online than face to faceso this gave me a greater opportunity to participate

         The flexibility of doing the work when it was convenient for me.

         I didn't have to come to class and I could work at my own pace.

         I liked the flexibility of the online course.

         I didn't have to go to class

         I could work on my own time

         I liked that you could do the work and take the tests at your own pace.

         Nothing

         I liked that you could work at your own pace.

         I enjoyed not having to attend class

         No unnecessary required classroom attendance!!! If students are capable of performing assignments at home without needing frequent assistance from a professor in the classroomthen online courses are great...students have the ability to do assignments at their convenience instead of attending a set class time.In additiona greater amount of quality study time can be invested into the course.Online courses allow students the opportunity to work in an environment that is not interrupted by the restrictions of a fifty minute class period.

         Flexibility and availability

         I liked that the exams were easy to access in our own time.

         not having to physically come to class.

         Not having to go to class

         You can work at your own pace

         I was able to take the quizzes whenever it was convenient to me.

         The convenience of working around my schedule.

         I liked having the flexibility to do work at my own convenience.

         not having to come to Carrollton every day

         It is easy to do at home on your own time

         Easy to learn

         convenient

         I really didn't enjoy it at any point because I am not good with computers at all

         it was a my pace

         The fact that I was able to procrastinate longer.

         I was good to come to a computer lab to work on assignments

         nothing. I thought that the SIM net software was not reliable and was full of bugs. And their help line was horrible. I called at 11:30 in the morning and they returned my call at 5:30 that afternoon.

         own pace

         it allowed me to work from home and not spend the time driving to school.

         nothing

         flexibility to work at my own paceand to work on class work when I want to.

         It just provided so much flexibility.I felt that if this were a classroom course it would have been very boring and unnecessary.

         It was convenient

         the time restraints/lack thereof

         Could do it at home.

         not having to come to class

         you could work at your own pace

         I could do the work in my own time.

         it was nice just to do it at home and not go to class

         The ability to use practice exams to prepare for the record exams.Plushaving the ability to go back and pull up lessons to help compile the workbook.

         not having to go to class

         the ability to study and do class work around work

         completely online

         I liked being able to go at my own pace

         nothing really

         That I did not have to get up and go anywhere. I could use my computer at home.

         that I didn't have to attend class

         you could do it on your own time

         It was convenient

         It was on my on time

         flexibility

         Does all the work at home and never come to class.

         being able to do it on my own time

         my own environment

         Were able to take test on my own time.

         I could do it in the comfort of my own home and in my bath robe if I wanted

         It makes things easier and allows me to do my work at my own pace and get things done how I want to without the restrictions of a classroom.

         Nothing

         it was easy to use

         Easy to usedonít always have to go to class.

         you could work at your own pace.

          

         that I did it on my time

          

         I could do the lessons on my own time.

         I learned allot.

         I could complete the exams early before the date which allowed me to study for my other classes.

         That you can take all the test on your own time.

         I liked not having to go to class.

         I enjoyed the course overall

         I really donít know if there was anything that I did like. I had a hard semester and with no face to face teacher it was difficult to get my work done or talk to anyone in the class for help

         Using the computers to learn.

         That you can do the work on your own time.

         Not the traditional class setting.

         the fact that I could work it around my schedule

         it allowed me to work at my own pacewhenever I wanted. It could be midnight and I could do the workit's very convenient.

         Being able to work at my own pace.

         flexibility

         freedom to do assignments

         Convenience

         The online portion for senior seminar was great. our teacher always responded in a timely manner.

         It allowed me to express my feelings and get an immediate feedback. It was great!

         I don't have to leave home.

         The comfort and convenience of participating and not having to drive long distances.

         flexibility

         Easy to manage with my work schedule.

         being able to be at home

         Freedom to complete at my pace and review as often as needed

         Love the flexibility.

         Convenient and easy for me to do.I can do it whenever when at home.

         Being able to get the material when needed. It is more flexible to use around work schedule

         nothing

         Freedom to listen to lectures at my own pace and review as often as necessary

         Ability to do with workingfamily and life

         The flexibility of attending class at the convenience of my workfamilyand personal life.

         You could see the work you turned in and even print it out before you submitted it.

         I did like having more flexibility.

         N/A

         I liked the course in general.I liked having the convenience of my own time to getthe assignments completed.I also enjoyed the online live class.

         This class was completely online.This class was very well prepared for use online

         I was able to submit my answers for the week any time I wanted to.

         Given more flexibility with personal schedule.

         You can do your homework when it is most convenient for you.

         The time flexibility

         I could access the material at my convenience.

         I didn't have to go to class

         I liked how the I could complete the assignments at home without going on campus.

         Allowed more time for everyday life. not just school.

         easy and convenient

         I did everything when I had time to do it

         Easy to discuss material

         It helped me with time management. Not having to go to a class that was right in the middle of the day and being able to do it on the computer at my own time was much needed and awesome.

         it was nice having the opportunity to do things on my own time.I did not have a cretin time I had to complete the assignments.I could just do them wheneverrather than going to class at a certain time

         being able to work on my time

         not having to go into class all the time.

         the flexibility of completing the assignments

         you can say anything without being shy or afraid to be wrong.

         nothing

         Nothing.The format does not work for me at all.

         I liked that I was able to give my insight on some of the books and plays without actually having to speak in class.

         not having to go to class everyday

         I didnít have to go to class

         conveniencenot actually having to attend classes

         Not having to attend lectures on information that I could find in a text book.

         I like that I have the flexibility of time to do the class whenever I have timeas I work full time.

         I was able to access quizzes and assignments at my own leisurewhich was very convenient.

         The freedom to not have to attend a class at any given time.

         The convenience of being able to do work on my own time.

         I could learn the information at my own pace.

         flexibility to complete the assignments on my own time

         Convenience

         I enjoyed doing the work at home.I would have to drive one hour and fifteen minutes so therefore I was able to spend the two hours and a half studying.

         It was more convenient for my schedule because I have a family and I work.It saved me the additional driving time to schooland that time could be used for doing assignments on the computer.I had more flexibility in completing the assignments.

         Work at your on pace yet there were deadlines so that you wont get behind

         I can do my work on my on time.

         Not as much pressure than regular classes

         The fact that it is on-line. This course will also help me to help my son on his research projects.

         I really enjoy working from home on my own time.The professor was very helpful and efficient.

         the ability to take a class online and complete assignments when I could but with deadlines.

         This course was convenientbecause it could be done whenever as long as you turned the assignments in on time.

         flexibility and not driving to campus

         I could do the work on my own timebut I still had due dates. I did not have to drive out of my way to go to the class I could just stay at home.

         The flexibility

         I could work on assignments early and the take the next few weeks off from the class and just submit them before their due date. This allowed more flexibility towards my other classes.

         Work at own pace.

         not having to attend classlong drive

         Can do work anywhere.

         It is all onlineso it is convenient to work at your own pace.

         Working from home the majority of time saved gas and time.

         It allowed me to be flexible and do it when I had time.

         you can turn assignments in at night

         The ability to complete my work and participate in discussions on my own time.

         That it was easier and more flexible.

         N/A

         That I could do the work whenever I had time and could access it from any computer.

         you can go at your own pace

         That there wasn't a given time I had to meet and that I could do it on my own time.

         Being able to work when I had time.

         Can dictate my own time to do assignments. Don't have to be worried about being late to class.

         I could not the work for the most part on my own time.

         I didn't have to get up and go to class.

         I was able to "go to class" online at my convenience and it was extremely clear.

         It was very organized

         being able to do my work on my own time.

         Not having to get up and go to class physically.

         I did not have to go to class.

         The ability to complete work around my schedule.

         Convenience.

         The submission of assignments online.

         That I didn't have to go to class.

         I could access the information at any timeand from any computer.

         It is nice to have flexibility in your schedule.

         It was great being able to access a database which lists a compilation of my work and grades. I liked how Library Research was set up. Howeveranother on-line class I had was set up differently. The course was fine though there were a lot of problems associated with getting bumped out of ECORE class. Not ya'll problem though. This one was fine.

         The ability to access coursework anytime and almost anywhere.

         To be able to do my work and immediately post it without to get out of my house.

         discussion boards and live chats

         Not having to go to class every week.

         I liked that I could do it from home and look things up in the dictionary and know what to say before I said it in a discussion board.

         that I could work on it whenever

         freedom to complete at my time frame and pace. Gave me the ability to listen to lectures over if I needed.

         I love the flexibility it offers.I can do it on my own timeeven if that's 2am.I would like to take all online classes.

         flexible.

         It allows some work to be done at home instead of driving all the way to class for one hour.

         I liked that I did not have to leave my home to attend class and I was able to take tests at anytime of the day.

         Convenient

         I liked the online recorded classes.

         The flexible hours--no time line except for certain days to turn in entries.

         Convenience.Easy to correspond with professor

         I could do the work on my own schedulewithin reasonand could submit work early if I chose to.

         I liked being able to work at my own pace and not having to be in a class at a set time on a weekly basis.

         I could access the notes prior to class

         Ability to access PowerPoint class information and grades.

         Able to get the notes prior to attending the class

         The convenience.

         Helpful to download course PowerPointís and supplementary materials.Links to needed websites were useful.

         easy access

         Access to materials in advance and after class sessions

         The savings on gas!!!

         it lets me see what is expected at all times with ways to do the assignments

         I like being able to post my assignments online and receive feedback from my peers as well as the instructor.

         Nothing

         Flexibility of time.Written record of what was said and done in the class.

         Notes accessible all the time

         The Flexibility of completing assignments as time permitted.

         convenience

         the group work

         the organization

         The ability to access information when it was convenient for me.